Journalism professor’s book used as first-year text

Baruch College Professor Bridget Davis’ memoir “The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother’s Life in the Detroit Numbers” was selected for the second consecutive year as the first year text for incoming students.

The memoir received major recognition, recognized by The New York Times Editors’ Choice list and BuzzFeed’s Best Books of 2019 list.

Plan B Entertainment, Brad Pitt’s production company, and Searchlight Pictures, the Disney owned arthouse studio, have acquired Davis’s memoir in a dual collaboration.

It will be adapted into a feature film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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